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Village of Elmsford (population 4664)

Name of service/government operation: Library

Form of sharing: Cooperative Service Agreement

Services affected: Library Services

Year started: 2006

Partners: Village of Elmsford and Village of Ardsley

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Cost saving and service improvements

What planning process preceded the sharing? Legality, needs review, space and services review, cost review, implementation planning

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Intermunicipal Agreement

Challenges: Legal and policy challenges from other municipal entities.

Benefits: Substantial cost savings and improved services.

Impact on budget: The Village of Elmsford has saved an estimated $1.5 million over the past six years. The Village of Ardsley as been able to make capital improvements to their facilities that most likely would not have been possible. Additionally the Village of Ardsley has been able to enhance services, books, supplies, and computers.

Impact on service: Enhanced services

Key contact: Michael Mills, Elmsford Village Administrator,